Explore the most popular beach trails in South Carolina with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I didn’t believe places like such existed! I only thought they were in movies! One of the most beautiful place I’ve been! Walk out into that marsh! Walk that boardwalk! Take your kids there! Just stand, be quiet and enjoy it! Go see Atlaya Castle too! If you look it up it says Pawlys Island but it’s in HBSP! There is also kayaking offered at the RS! Look me up to pics of Atlaya!!!

The trails were great for biking and there are also some challenging trails, if you choose to take them. The trails were very quiet with little traffic at the time I rode them. The mosquitoes could be annoying if you stopped for long on the woodland trails, but they weren’t so bad that I had to use bug spray. The beach was beautiful and there were lots of deer tracks everywhere. I did see a racoon with three pups at the lagoon.

The scenery on this hike is quite attractive and the hike going to the falls is easy. Moderate on the way back since there is a lot uphill walking. Very good hike it want to have plenty of time left in your day afterwards.

Great trail. Well marked and easy to follow. Excellent view points over seeing the lake.

Beautiful hike and easy trail.

great trail. 4x4 access road gets you a little closer. also has spots for camping

Tougher than I expected but was a good workout. Beautiful views along the lake.

One of my favs

hiking
1 month ago

There is a road if you have a truck.... that goes to the trial head... makes it a little hard till you get to the trial head.. after that it is really nice!! We really enjoyed it!! Water is nice and falls are beautiful! Must see at least once!

Absolutely every best thing about the Lowcountry. I highly recommend this Trail it is well maintained. definitely wear bug spray

The trail just reopened since Hurricane Matthew. Compared to the other trails on Hunting Island this trail feels much more "back country". It has plenty of small hills and switchbacks. I'm training to section hike the AT and really felt this was a nice entry level hiking trail. My advice is bring plenty of water, and lots of bug spray.

Awesome

road biking
1 month ago

Not a good trail for hybrid/road bikes. Beautiful for a hike though.

Amazing trail! wonderful sandy beach! Can't wait to hike it in all 4 seasons! Next time I will definitely take my Jeep on down the dirt road to make the trip shorter. The road is not too bad could probably been done without 4WD.

walking
1 month ago

The falls were very picturesque! Would be a fun swimming hole in the summer. The dirt road leading up to the trail head had to be walked if you didn't have a very rugged 4×4 vehicle. Makes a great afternoon trip for families. Don't forget to pack a picnic!

hiking
2 months ago

Extremely easy hike with a great payoff at the end. A nice little beach area to camp or relax during a hot summer day. Highly recommended.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved the rocks, the lake, and all the tree coverage. Would do again. Definitely

hiking
2 months ago

Took little man out here this past week, entering the trail is a little rocky as it’s old pavement and a bit steep. The trail itself is gravely and well maintained. We followed the sign directing us towards rapids/mill ruins. Roughly three quarters of a mile in I got bad vibes so we turned around. But that wasn’t so bad as at the beginning of the trail you can access the creek which was fun for little one to splash and play. Never got to the waterfall or ruins.(((edit))) after looking through the photos others have posted just know the sign at the trail head does not have the waterfall sign any longer! So go left for the waterfall

on Raven Rock Loop Trail

hiking
2 months ago

I did both loops. Late morning/early afternoon hike, and very few people on trail. There were a few places along the trail where tree branches fell due to recent storms. Forest views with beautiful overlook of lake. Lots of elevation changes.

Great hike nice and easy for beginners. Some nice views of the marsh and the oyster mound!!!

Nice easy scenic trail that I did with my twin brother and four Shih Tzu companions while camping in the area several years ago.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy quick walk on sand and gravel road bed. Beautiful scenery but need to plan according to tides because at high tides the beach is impassible!!! Love the views and the picture opportunities!!!

on Riley Moore Falls

walking
2 months ago

unfortunately I had to walk the extra mile getting to my destination because I don't drive a 4×4. heading to the falls is the best part. during summer us more busy but it's still a very beautiful place to visit. definitely kid friendly. coming back walking seems to never end but worth every minute.

Easy hike out to beautiful falls! A hidden gem!

Have been multiple times and enjoy the driftwood beach very much. Busy on weekends and not much room to move around when the tide is high. Beautiful place for photography lovers. Easy walk for those with little ones.

Can actually hike side trails for a total of 13 miles. Bring bug spray and water. Early on weekdays is the best time to avoid crowds. My favorite place in the lowcountry to hike.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Pretty good mix of terrain for Mt biking.

This trail was not as easy as I thought it would be! Great workout for me.

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